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  • Firefighters extinguish grass fire on U.S. 6 north of Evergreen

    Firefighters and emergency personnel from at least four agencies have extinguished a small grass fire that shut down U.S. 6 between U.S. 40 and Highway 119 between tunnels No. 5 and No. 6 north of Evergreen.

    According to Colorado State Patrol, the fire was first reported around 4:51 p.m. Sunday and was on the north side of U.S. 6. CSP, as well as the Clear Creek Sheriff's Office, Clear Creek Fire Authority, Evergreen Fire/Rescue and the Colorado Department of Transportation responded. 

    As of 6 p.m., the size and cause of the fire were not known.

  • Small wildfire burning near Evans Ranch 100 percent contained

    A small wildfire that was burning in the State Wildlife Area near Evans Ranch just west of Evergreen is 100 percent contained after firefighters from Evergreen Fire/Rescue and the U.S. Forest Service hiked in a half-mile to battle it.

  • Three Evergreen pilots return to their roots with air show performances

    For three Evergreen pilots, the love of flying started at an early age. From there, it developed into a duty to their country, airline flying and now, showmanship.
    A few weeks back at the Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport in Broomfield, the Rocky Mountain Renegades, a group of local airline pilots, put on quite the show. They flew in a variety of patterns, including a four-plane diamond with three solo flyers. They left zero dead spots during their performance.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Penny wires, pound fuelish

  • CDOT paving Evergreen’s Main Street

    Evergreen’s Main Street is getting a much need facelift with the Colorado Department of Transportation paving a half-mile portion of the road.
    The section of road was milled earlier this week to take off about 2 inches of asphalt, and it will be repaved Sunday and Monday night. Traffic can still get through the traffic light in downtown Evergreen.
    Officials are thrilled that the work is finally being done, especially after Evergreen Parkway from King Soopers to just north of Evergreen Lake was paved two years ago.

  • Commissioners deny El Rancho proposal

    After nearly four hours of discussion Tuesday morning, the Jefferson County commissioners unanimously denied a proposal that would have allowed 100 multifamily units in El Rancho.
    The developers wanted to amend the Planned Development zoning for seven acres at Swede Gulch and El Rancho roads.
    The Planning Commission had voted 4-3 to recommend the request for the development, which was to be called the Village at Elk Rest Meadows.

  • Indian Hills Fire moves forward with ballot question

    Indian Hills Fire Rescue plans to put a question on the November ballot in an effort to protect itself from the effects of the Gallagher Amendment.

    The amendment, enacted in 1982, limits growth in residential property tax rates. Much like other mountain-area fire departments, Indian Hills is forced to take a hard look at the financial implications of the Gallagher Amendment considering property taxes are a primary source of funding for the district.

  • Inter-Canyon schedules special meeting

    Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District will hold a special meeting Aug. 24 to officially decide whether to go for a ballot initiative in the November election.

    The fire protection district, which serves approximately 8,000 residents in a 52-square mile boundary, has been eyeing possibilities since the end of last year when it hired Denver-based political consulting firm Turn Corps.

  • Assessment evaluates health concerns, successes

    Mental-health treatment, food insecurity, housing, and alcohol and substance abuse are some of the top health concerns in Jefferson County, according to a recently published community health needs assessment.

    The study also says access to recreation, healthy sexual behaviors, safe food, healthy eating and breastfeeding are some of Jeffco’s strengths.

    In addition, those involved say the county’s strength lies in the community’s concern.

  • Morrison to vote twice on Red Rocks Ranch

    In addition to the Nov. 6 general election, Morrison will also hold a special election on Sept. 25 to ask its electorate two separate questions about Red Rocks Ranch, a piece of property at the northeast corner of Morrison Road and C-470.